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1 month ago
US news

Papua New Guinea tells the U.N. that a landslide buried more than 2,000 people

Papua New Guinea government seeks international help after estimating over 2,000 people buried alive in landslide. [ more ]
#israel
www.npr.org
2 months ago
US news

The top U.N. court has ordered Israel to stop its Rafah military operation

The UN's highest court ordered Israel to halt its offensive in Rafah to protect a large Palestinian population, but did not request an end to the wider Gaza Strip offensive. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
3 months ago
Black Lives Matter

UN demands Israeli forces end support of settler attacks in West Bank

Israel has a duty to protect Palestinians from settler attacks, according to the UN spokesperson. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
4 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Israeli limits on Gaza aid may be war crime', UN warns

Restriction of aid in Gaza could be considered a war crime
Israel's restrictions on aid in Gaza may amount to the use of starvation as a method of war [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
4 months ago
Black Lives Matter

UN rights chief says powder keg' Gaza could ignite wider war

Avoid conflagration of conflict to prevent wider repercussions.
Escalation between Israel, Hezbollah, and armed groups in Lebanon is alarming. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
5 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Does Israel care about international justice?

The International Court of Justice is considering Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories.
Advisory opinions by the UN's top court hold moral and legal authority. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
5 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Exodus from Rafah as Israel ramps up strikes on south Gaza

UN aid chief warns that people in Gaza cannot evacuate to a safe place, as Israeli military launches more raids and artillery fire in southern Gaza.
Overcrowded Rafah, previously considered a safe zone, is no longer secure and Palestinians are fleeing to other areas in Gaza. [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
US news

The top U.N. court has ordered Israel to stop its Rafah military operation

The UN's highest court ordered Israel to halt its offensive in Rafah to protect a large Palestinian population, but did not request an end to the wider Gaza Strip offensive. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
3 months ago
Black Lives Matter

UN demands Israeli forces end support of settler attacks in West Bank

Israel has a duty to protect Palestinians from settler attacks, according to the UN spokesperson. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
4 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Israeli limits on Gaza aid may be war crime', UN warns

Restriction of aid in Gaza could be considered a war crime
Israel's restrictions on aid in Gaza may amount to the use of starvation as a method of war [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
4 months ago
Black Lives Matter

UN rights chief says powder keg' Gaza could ignite wider war

Avoid conflagration of conflict to prevent wider repercussions.
Escalation between Israel, Hezbollah, and armed groups in Lebanon is alarming. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
5 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Does Israel care about international justice?

The International Court of Justice is considering Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories.
Advisory opinions by the UN's top court hold moral and legal authority. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
5 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Exodus from Rafah as Israel ramps up strikes on south Gaza

UN aid chief warns that people in Gaza cannot evacuate to a safe place, as Israeli military launches more raids and artillery fire in southern Gaza.
Overcrowded Rafah, previously considered a safe zone, is no longer secure and Palestinians are fleeing to other areas in Gaza. [ more ]
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#human-rights
Truthout
2 months ago
Education

Top UN Human Rights Official Raises Alarm Over Repression of Student Protests

UN expresses concern over arrests of protesters on U.S. campuses. [ more ]
AP News
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

The UN adopts a resolution backing efforts to ensure artificial intelligence is safe

The UN approves the first AI resolution to ensure technology benefits all nations and respects human rights.
The resolution emphasizes the importance of AI being safe, secure, and trustworthy while protecting against potential harm. [ more ]
www.dw.com
6 months ago
World news

China grilled over human rights record at UN DW 01/23/2024

China faced scrutiny of its human rights record at the UN, with a focus on Xinjiang and Hong Kong.
Over 160 countries addressed the hearing, with Western countries calling on China to end human rights abuses and repeal the security law in Hong Kong. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

UN chief blasts AI companies for reckless pursuit of profit | Computer Weekly

Technology companies are prioritizing profits from AI without considering human rights and privacy.
The UN chief is calling for action to rein in the development of AI and reform the international system to address global challenges. [ more ]
Truthout
2 months ago
Education

Top UN Human Rights Official Raises Alarm Over Repression of Student Protests

UN expresses concern over arrests of protesters on U.S. campuses. [ more ]
AP News
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

The UN adopts a resolution backing efforts to ensure artificial intelligence is safe

The UN approves the first AI resolution to ensure technology benefits all nations and respects human rights.
The resolution emphasizes the importance of AI being safe, secure, and trustworthy while protecting against potential harm. [ more ]
www.dw.com
6 months ago
World news

China grilled over human rights record at UN DW 01/23/2024

China faced scrutiny of its human rights record at the UN, with a focus on Xinjiang and Hong Kong.
Over 160 countries addressed the hearing, with Western countries calling on China to end human rights abuses and repeal the security law in Hong Kong. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

UN chief blasts AI companies for reckless pursuit of profit | Computer Weekly

Technology companies are prioritizing profits from AI without considering human rights and privacy.
The UN chief is calling for action to rein in the development of AI and reform the international system to address global challenges. [ more ]
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#humanitarian-crisis
Truthout
3 months ago
World news

Egypt Has Betrayed Palestinians in Their Time of Greatest Need

Famine crisis in northern Gaza with 70% facing severe hunger
Dire living conditions in Rafah with displaced families lacking basic necessities [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
5 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Cold, rainy weather making war-wracked Gaza completely uninhabitable'

Israeli attacks and cold weather are making Gaza uninhabitable
UN warns of civilian deaths and impact on access to healthcare [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
4 weeks ago
World news

Israeli forces continue Gaza bombardment as UN aid chief demands access

UN demands opening of crossings for deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza. [ more ]
Truthout
3 months ago
World news

Egypt Has Betrayed Palestinians in Their Time of Greatest Need

Famine crisis in northern Gaza with 70% facing severe hunger
Dire living conditions in Rafah with displaced families lacking basic necessities [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
5 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Cold, rainy weather making war-wracked Gaza completely uninhabitable'

Israeli attacks and cold weather are making Gaza uninhabitable
UN warns of civilian deaths and impact on access to healthcare [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
4 weeks ago
World news

Israeli forces continue Gaza bombardment as UN aid chief demands access

UN demands opening of crossings for deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza. [ more ]
morehumanitarian-crisis
Theregister
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

UN adopts US-sponsored, and non-binding, AI resolution

UN adopts resolution on AI development standards
Resolution emphasizes safe, secure, trustworthy AI systems [ more ]
#climate-change
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
OMG science

Red alert': last year was hottest on record by clear margin, says UN report

The world is close to breaching the 1.5C global heating limit
2023 was the hottest year on record by a clear margin, breaking multiple records for key climate indicators. [ more ]
Engadget
7 months ago
Environment

Time to get miserable about the COP28 declaration

The UN has set out a pathway to avoiding the worst effects of climate change, but the deal falls short of the bold action needed.
COP meetings lack a real enforcement mechanism, making it challenging to ensure nations follow through on their promises. [ more ]
www.france24.com
7 months ago
Environment

Food insecurity, the forgotten crisis of COP28

Food production is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and is vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization has published a roadmap for combating food insecurity and climate change. [ more ]
The Verge
1 month ago
OMG science

UN secretary-general labels humanity as "the meteor" in fiery climate speech

The world is on the brink of crossing a dangerous threshold for global warming, with urgent action needed to prevent catastrophic consequences. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
OMG science

Red alert': last year was hottest on record by clear margin, says UN report

The world is close to breaching the 1.5C global heating limit
2023 was the hottest year on record by a clear margin, breaking multiple records for key climate indicators. [ more ]
Engadget
7 months ago
Environment

Time to get miserable about the COP28 declaration

The UN has set out a pathway to avoiding the worst effects of climate change, but the deal falls short of the bold action needed.
COP meetings lack a real enforcement mechanism, making it challenging to ensure nations follow through on their promises. [ more ]
www.france24.com
7 months ago
Environment

Food insecurity, the forgotten crisis of COP28

Food production is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and is vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization has published a roadmap for combating food insecurity and climate change. [ more ]
The Verge
1 month ago
OMG science

UN secretary-general labels humanity as "the meteor" in fiery climate speech

The world is on the brink of crossing a dangerous threshold for global warming, with urgent action needed to prevent catastrophic consequences. [ more ]
moreclimate-change
#regulation
Ox
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Red Herring, Meaningful Human Control and the Autonomous Weapons Systems Debate

Call to establish rules to limit use of autonomous weapon systems
Push for new regulatory framework by UN and ICRC [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Big tech firms recklessly pursuing profits from AI, says UN head

Big tech companies are pursuing profits from AI without considering the risks
There is a need for global collaboration and regulations to ensure AI is used responsibly [ more ]
Ox
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Red Herring, Meaningful Human Control and the Autonomous Weapons Systems Debate

Call to establish rules to limit use of autonomous weapon systems
Push for new regulatory framework by UN and ICRC [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Big tech firms recklessly pursuing profits from AI, says UN head

Big tech companies are pursuing profits from AI without considering the risks
There is a need for global collaboration and regulations to ensure AI is used responsibly [ more ]
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www.dw.com
5 months ago
Education

Climate education: Are schools making the grade? DW 02/15/2024

Italy is the first country to make climate change education compulsory on the national curriculum, requiring 33 hours of climate change education per year.
Teachers like Monica Capo are using hands-on approaches to teach students about climate change and its impact on their futures. [ more ]
#gaza
www.dw.com
5 months ago
World news

Israel-Hamas war: Iran warns against US 'threats' DW 01/31/2024

The US has vowed a "consequential" response to a deadly drone attack blamed on Iran-backed proxies.
The UN has warned of "catastrophic" consequences to aid funding cuts in Gaza. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
7 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Does the US run the risk of complicity in war crimes in Gaza?

The United States has vetoed a UN Security Council draft proposal for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, leading to global condemnation
Critics argue that the US's veto allows Israel to continue its actions in Gaza [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
7 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Double standards': World reacts to US veto on Gaza truce resolution at UN

The United States has been criticized for vetoing a UN resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza
International rights groups say the US risks complicity in war crimes and has a callous disregard for civilian suffering [ more ]
www.dw.com
5 months ago
World news

Israel-Hamas war: Iran warns against US 'threats' DW 01/31/2024

The US has vowed a "consequential" response to a deadly drone attack blamed on Iran-backed proxies.
The UN has warned of "catastrophic" consequences to aid funding cuts in Gaza. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
7 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Does the US run the risk of complicity in war crimes in Gaza?

The United States has vetoed a UN Security Council draft proposal for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, leading to global condemnation
Critics argue that the US's veto allows Israel to continue its actions in Gaza [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
7 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Double standards': World reacts to US veto on Gaza truce resolution at UN

The United States has been criticized for vetoing a UN resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza
International rights groups say the US risks complicity in war crimes and has a callous disregard for civilian suffering [ more ]
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www.aljazeera.com
6 months ago
Black Lives Matter

UN, UK push Israel on role of two-state solution to ending Gaza war

The United Nations and the United Kingdom are advocating for a two-state solution in the Israel-Palestine conflict.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Israel's rejection of a two-state solution unacceptable. [ more ]
www.fastcompany.com
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

A Franciscan friar has Pope Francis's ear on AI

Friar Paolo Benanti is the Vatican's expert on artificial intelligence and ethics, advising Pope Francis on the technology and connecting with Silicon Valley engineers and executives.
Benanti is part of the United Nations' Advisory Body on Artificial Intelligence and leads an Italian government commission on safeguarding journalism from fake news. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Big tech firms recklessly pursuing profits from AI, says UN head

UN Secretary General warns of the risks of AI and calls for urgent action
Tech companies are pursuing profits without considering human rights and social impact
Governments and international bodies need to play a role in ensuring AI is a force for good [ more ]
Ars Technica
7 months ago
OMG science

New COP28 agreement calls for "transitioning away from fossil fuels"

The closing agreement at the UN's COP28 meeting includes a call for a transition away from fossil fuels, aligning with the implications of the Paris Treaty.
The Global Stocktake document acknowledges incremental progress but highlights the need for more aggressive measures to meet climate goals. [ more ]
#Israel
www.nytimes.com
7 months ago
Europe news

Friday Briefing

Israel's military claims that Hamas militants are firing rockets from humanitarian zones in Gaza, but this has not been independently verified.
The UN has opposed the concept of 'safe zones' in Gaza, instead advocating for civilians to seek shelter in protected buildings like schools and hospitals. [ more ]
New York Post
7 months ago
Women

Hamas terrorists had 'a thing with sexual organs' and targeted genitalia of Israeli victims: UN testimony

Hamas terrorists targeted the genitalia of Israelis during their Oct. 7 attack on Israel, according to UN testimony
The Jewish state accused the UN of moving too slowly to address reports of sexual violence as a weapon of war in the attack [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
7 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Israel and WHO in online row over removal of medical supplies in Gaza

Israel denies ordering the UN health agency to remove medical supplies from its warehouse in southern Gaza.
An online row has emerged between the World Health Organization (WHO) and Israel after the United Nations health body said the Israeli army ordered it to remove supplies from its warehouse in southern Gaza, a claim Israel then denied. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
8 months ago
Health

Out of medicines, care: Gaza's cancer patients face death amid Israel war

Cancer patients in the Gaza Strip are living in catastrophic health conditions due to a lack of treatment and care.
The UN-run schools housing displaced Palestinians are inadequate for housing sick patients, lacking basic necessities like electricity and clean water.
The Turkish-Palestinian Friendship Hospital, the only one for cancer treatment in Gaza, shut down its services due to a lack of fuel and damage from Israeli attacks. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
7 months ago
Europe news

Friday Briefing

Israel's military claims that Hamas militants are firing rockets from humanitarian zones in Gaza, but this has not been independently verified.
The UN has opposed the concept of 'safe zones' in Gaza, instead advocating for civilians to seek shelter in protected buildings like schools and hospitals. [ more ]
New York Post
7 months ago
Women

Hamas terrorists had 'a thing with sexual organs' and targeted genitalia of Israeli victims: UN testimony

Hamas terrorists targeted the genitalia of Israelis during their Oct. 7 attack on Israel, according to UN testimony
The Jewish state accused the UN of moving too slowly to address reports of sexual violence as a weapon of war in the attack [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
7 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Israel and WHO in online row over removal of medical supplies in Gaza

Israel denies ordering the UN health agency to remove medical supplies from its warehouse in southern Gaza.
An online row has emerged between the World Health Organization (WHO) and Israel after the United Nations health body said the Israeli army ordered it to remove supplies from its warehouse in southern Gaza, a claim Israel then denied. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
8 months ago
Health

Out of medicines, care: Gaza's cancer patients face death amid Israel war

Cancer patients in the Gaza Strip are living in catastrophic health conditions due to a lack of treatment and care.
The UN-run schools housing displaced Palestinians are inadequate for housing sick patients, lacking basic necessities like electricity and clean water.
The Turkish-Palestinian Friendship Hospital, the only one for cancer treatment in Gaza, shut down its services due to a lack of fuel and damage from Israeli attacks. [ more ]
moreIsrael
#UN
www.mercurynews.com
7 months ago
Environment

UN weather agency says 2023 was hottest year on record

2023 is projected to be the hottest year on record, with increasing floods, wildfires, glacier melt, and heatwaves.
The average temperature is 1.4 degrees Celsius higher than pre-industrial levels, just below the 1.5-degree target set in the Paris climate accord. [ more ]
New York Post
7 months ago
Environment

Where's the beef? UN calling on Americans to cut down on meat consumption

The UN's FAO is expected to release a global food systems' roadmap urging the West to reduce meat consumption.
The roadmap aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and will also address issues such as weather adaptation and emissions from food waste and fertilizer use.
The recommendations will not be binding, but the US COP28 delegation may sign onto them. [ more ]
Mail Online
7 months ago
Environment

UN to call on US to slash meat consumption 'to tackle climate change'

The UN is expected to call for a reduction in red meat consumption in Western countries to combat climate change.
Countries like China contribute more to global emissions than the US agriculture industry.
The UN's guidance is not legally binding, similar to the FDA's Dietary Guidelines for Americans. [ more ]
East Asia Forum
8 months ago
World news

Great power manipulation riddles United Nations | East Asia Forum

Russia and China faced setbacks at the UN in October 2023.
The UN's resistance to reform allows countries like Russia and China to maintain influence. [ more ]
kottke.org
8 months ago
Environment

A Perfectly Designed Climate Report Cover

Greenhouse gas emissions reached a new high in 2022.
Global average temperatures in 2023 are almost certain to be the warmest on record.
Implementing and continuing mitigation efforts can limit temperature rise this century. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
8 months ago
Environment

Earth to warm up to 2.9C even with current climate pledges: UN

The world's emissions-cutting pledges are not enough to curb the effects of climate change, with Earth on track for warming of potentially 2.9C this century.
The UN Environment Programme's annual Emissions Gap report warns that governments need to take more aggressive climate action to prevent catastrophic warming above preindustrial levels.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for dramatic climate action at the COP28 climate talks in Dubai, emphasizing the need to move away from polluting coal, oil, and gas. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
7 months ago
Environment

UN weather agency says 2023 was hottest year on record

2023 is projected to be the hottest year on record, with increasing floods, wildfires, glacier melt, and heatwaves.
The average temperature is 1.4 degrees Celsius higher than pre-industrial levels, just below the 1.5-degree target set in the Paris climate accord. [ more ]
New York Post
7 months ago
Environment

Where's the beef? UN calling on Americans to cut down on meat consumption

The UN's FAO is expected to release a global food systems' roadmap urging the West to reduce meat consumption.
The roadmap aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and will also address issues such as weather adaptation and emissions from food waste and fertilizer use.
The recommendations will not be binding, but the US COP28 delegation may sign onto them. [ more ]
Mail Online
7 months ago
Environment

UN to call on US to slash meat consumption 'to tackle climate change'

The UN is expected to call for a reduction in red meat consumption in Western countries to combat climate change.
Countries like China contribute more to global emissions than the US agriculture industry.
The UN's guidance is not legally binding, similar to the FDA's Dietary Guidelines for Americans. [ more ]
East Asia Forum
8 months ago
World news

Great power manipulation riddles United Nations | East Asia Forum

Russia and China faced setbacks at the UN in October 2023.
The UN's resistance to reform allows countries like Russia and China to maintain influence. [ more ]
kottke.org
8 months ago
Environment

A Perfectly Designed Climate Report Cover

Greenhouse gas emissions reached a new high in 2022.
Global average temperatures in 2023 are almost certain to be the warmest on record.
Implementing and continuing mitigation efforts can limit temperature rise this century. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
8 months ago
Environment

Earth to warm up to 2.9C even with current climate pledges: UN

The world's emissions-cutting pledges are not enough to curb the effects of climate change, with Earth on track for warming of potentially 2.9C this century.
The UN Environment Programme's annual Emissions Gap report warns that governments need to take more aggressive climate action to prevent catastrophic warming above preindustrial levels.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for dramatic climate action at the COP28 climate talks in Dubai, emphasizing the need to move away from polluting coal, oil, and gas. [ more ]
moreUN
www.dw.com
1 week ago
Europe news

Libya: Lack of law and order endangers and attracts migrants DW 07/12/2024

Migrants in Libya face constant fear of arbitrary arrests and detention amid widespread human rights violations. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Women in technology

Lack of women at global tables of power hinders progress, says top UN official

A lack of women in decision-making positions globally leads to hindrances in addressing conflicts and improving living standards, emphasized by the UN deputy secretary general. [ more ]
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